Concord Grape Granita & Sorbet

Vietnamese food

Granita and sorbet is lighter than ice cream but just as flavorful and refreshing.  Granita is granulated ice crystals like shaved ice and sorbet is made by a ice cream machine and smoother texture.  Use homemade concord grape juice from previous post.

Concord grape granita
Make 4 servings

2 cups Concord grape juice
1/4 cup simple syrup or 1/4 cup water+1/4 cup sugar)
One 8-9 inch baking dish

Add sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium high heat.  Stir occasionally until sugar dissolved.  Set aside.

In 8-9 in baking square dish, combine grape juice and simple syrup.  Freeze for 1 hour, use a fork scrape any formed crystals into the center.  Repeat scraping every 30-45 minutes until the mixture is crystallized  about 4 hours total. Store in an airtight container in the freezer up to a week until serve.  Stirring occasionally once or twice a day to break up any clump ice crystal formed especially at the side.  Fluff and scrape ice crystals into a chilled cup to serve.

Concord grape Sorbet
Make 4 servings

2 cup Concord grape juice
1/2 cup sugar to taste

An ice cream maker
Stir or whisk sugar  in grape juice until dissolved, taste and add more if needed.  Refrigerate overnight.  Churn in a ice cream maker according to manufacture’s instruction.  Transfer sorbet to an airtight container and store  in a freezer until firm at least 3-4 hours up to 2 weeks.

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